Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Escape Reality is the newest trend hitting the city for puzzle goers and fun seekers alike. My boyfriend and I were recently invited to a press event at the location and we joined a team in a “Game of Thrones” type theme room called Iron Kingdom which we didn’t complete in time but overall was a blast.
Escape Reality, is a Global Brand and launched its second U.S. location in Chicago, after opening its flagship location in Las Vegas this Spring. Founded in the UK in 2015, and having locations in Glasgow, Cardiff, Leicester, Leeds, Coventry and Dubai, Escape Reality has the largest portfolio of interactive real-life escape game experience, created for both seasoned enthusiasts and first-time players.
Using advanced props and innovative technology, we immersed ourselves into one of Escape Reality’s unique escape games that was inspired by the popular TV show (Game of Thrones), and others in pop culture.
Providing the ultimate adrenaline rush, within a large multi-level area of over 6,000 square feet, Escape Reality Chicago boasts six heart pounding escape experiences, rated by genre – horror or adventure – and difficulty level. Groups of 2 – 6 thrill seekers, can venture into a high sensory room and must exercise a combination of logical thinking, problem-solving, communicative and general teamwork skills in a race against the clock by solving mysterious and challenging puzzles, riddles and clues. Escape Reality’s Chicago movie inspired themed rooms include Machina, Down the Rabbit Hole, Iron Kingdom, Enigmista, Tortuga Pirates and Despair.
In an effort to give back to the community, each player may also choose 1 of 4 charities for Escape Reality to donate $1.00 of each admission to the important causes. The non-profits for the first quarter include, Chicago Scholars, Paws Chicago, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Friends in the City Foundation. My boyfriend and I are both animal lovers so we opted to donate to Paws Chicago.
Overall, Escape Reality is a unique and fun activity for families, friends, and ideal for corporate, charity and networking events. With unique themed, and challenging rooms perfect for a range of events including bachelor parties, birthdays and team-building, you have 60 minutes to escape the room before the timer runs out!
No matter which theme you choose, whether you want your team to be involved in a heist, or you’re desperate to escape a serial killer’s lair, or even a zombie chamber, you can be certain to have the time of your life in our unforgettable live escape room in Chicago.